Roger Wayne Johnson, 1946-2020

Roger Wayne Johnson, 74, of Kingsford Heights, Ind. passed away peacefully at 6:05 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at his home.

He was born Jan. 26, 1946 in Rensselaer, Ind. to Walfrid “Swede” and Esther (Harlow) Johnson.

Roger honorably served his country in the United States Marines Corps. He was a member of the American Legion Post 434, Kingsford Heights.

Survivors include children, Kim Johnson and Robin Marshall, both of La Porte, and Daryl Johnson of Michigan; sister, Ellen Johnson of Kingsford Heights; brother, Larry (Mary) Johnson of Medaryville; special nephew, Ryan Johnson of Kingsford Heights; grandchildren, Carrie (Mike) Fischer and Machelle Morrison, both of La Porte; and great-grandchildren, Selyia, Brianna, Braidyn, Michael Jr., Benjamin and one great-grandchild on the way.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Cremation will take place. There will be no service.

Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is handling the arrangements.

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2 Responses to “Roger Wayne Johnson, 1946-2020”

  1. Walter Brath

    Jul 28. 2020

    Another friend and veteran passing from the town I grew up in. So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. He was a little younger than our group of kids but still from a great family and I remember him fondly.

    Walter Brath

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    • Edmund Castle

      Jul 29. 2020

      Roger and I joined the Marines together on the Buddy plan. We grew up together and worked on Johnson Garbage route. Have many great memories! Sorry for our loss. God’s blessings on the Family. Semper Fi!
      Ed Castle

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